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Professor Wills Justice The Statue of Lady Justice is often placed in front of a courthouse. Lady Justice has often been described wearing a blindfold and holding a scale and a sword. The blindfold represents that justice is measured without favor or identity. The balance represents fairness and equality. The sword represents punishment. Lady Justice symbolizes that all people are equal in the eyes of the law. Some people wonder what is justice and who makes the laws of justice. People develop...

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The richer you are, the more justice you get The idea of the being rich and getting much more justice is an idea which has been around for a long time. Social and criminal justice has always been dependant on how much money an individual, or group of individuals have. Two identical cases can go to court, and two different outcomes can be reached. The only difference in the ruling is due to the wealth of the defendant. However, is it really justice to commit crimes and not face any punishment? ...

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Justice & Injustice

In any society, the role of justice as a peace mediator is an important figure that reflects upon those indirectly involved. Justice, being an ideal concept is not always affable to achieve. This is evident in the texts ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ by Harper Lee and ‘Aboriginal Injustices’ by Mick Mundine which highlights the effects of racial prejudice. This is also evident in ‘Future Speech’ by Severn Suzuki which displays the need for a governing justice system. Justice and the law do not always coincide...

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Theory of Justice

Theory of Justice CJA 530 Ethics in Justice and Security February 21, 2011 Theory of Justice There are many different definitions of justice. Along with definitions there are the many theories to go along with them. Philosophers throughout time have theorized and formed what justice is. In the following paper I will discuss and analyze some of the theories I have discovered in my research. Principles of Justice When looking at principles of justice we first need to understand what the definition...

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Aristotle on Justice

criticisms of Aristotle's conception of justice. These criticisms of Aristotle's account of specific justice have focused on two central problems. First, Aristotle's insistence that all specifically unjust actions are motivated by pleonexia Pleonexia can be understood as the desire to have more of some socially availablegood, and is usually translated as greed or acquisitiveness. Close . Second, Aristotle does not identify a deficient vice with respect to justice. This violates his "golden mean"...

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Justice and Injustices

the right thing so we can satisfy our craving for justice.   But there are times where justice cannot be obtained by doing the “right” thing because obtaining justice will always require some sort of action be done even if that action is wrong. Shakespeare’ Julius Caesar shows that before justice can take place there must be injustice.   Nothing can be gained without first sacrificing something. Justice is the same way.   The sacrifice for justice takes form in peoples actions. Sometimes those actions...

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Theory on Justice

THEORY OF JUSTICE, PERSONAL VIEWS ON NATURAL LAW AND MORAL ETHICS What is Justice? How many theories of justice are out there? Whose definition of justice is valid and correct? In today’s society, I believe everyone has their own belief on justice. We develop our theories through what we experience in life and the events that we witness. As we mature, we get wiser we build our opinions and theories on logical and rational thinking. This obviously comes with time and education. Justice is a man-made...

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Mercy and Justice

Mercy and justice: Can they coexist? Abstract This paper is about if mercy and justice can co-exist. The paper discusses justice in today’s society, mercy’s role in the justice system, and God’s mercy and justice. Mercy and justice: Can they coexist? Mercy and justice can be viewed as two separate virtues. While justice seeks resolution, mercy seeks forgiveness. This paper will discuss justice in today’s society, mercy’s role in the justice system, and God’s mercy and justice. According...

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Blind Justice?

11 / 17 / 11 STS437 Theories of Justice Justice Not Blind? We are probably all familiar with the iconic symbol of justice in the Western world: the goddess with scales in one hand and a double-edged sword in the other. More importantly, she is often depicted as being blindfolded in order to show objectivity, so justice can be meted out fairly without fear or favor. This is the ideal concept of justice in the western tradition...fairness through impartiality. The fact that all of us probably...

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Social Justice

will impact out eternal life with Jesus Charity and Justice * The theological virtues of faith, hope, and charity inform all moral virtues. * Justice requires that we give to God and our neighbor what is their due, the most important, first thing being love. * Charity, also called love, moves us to imitate Christ in our response to the father and to one another * Charity gives life to and prompts all the virtues, including justice * Some of the most important ways that we give...

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